Sunday, December 3, 2023

BREAKING: Ex-IGP Tafa Balogun is dead

A former Nigerian Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mustapha (Tafa) Adebayo Balogun is dead.

Balogun who became IGP under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2002, died on Thursday aged 74, according to family sources.

Details of his death, however, remain sketchy at the moment.

The late Balogun was born on August 8, 1947 at Ila-Orangun in Osun State.

He was the 21st Inspector-General of Police. He was a member of cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Course 3.

Having worked in various Police commands throughout the federation, and earning his promotions as at when due, Tafa, was at a time, the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to former Inspector-General of Police, Muhammadu Gambo, Deputy Commission of Police Edo State, the pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta State. He was also CP in Rivers and Abia states.

Balogun was a fellow of the premier highest military institution in Nigeria, the National War College.

He later became the Assistant Inspector General of Police A.I.G Zone One, Kano, from where he was named the 21st IGP of Police on March 6, 2002.



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